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  • Has the yen bottomed out? Not yet: Citi Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Has the yen bottomed out? Not yet: Citi

    Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi, says the dollar-yen could climb up to 127-128 in the short term as foreign investors move back into shorting the Japanese yen.

  • TOKYO, June 8- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a two-week low on Monday morning after strong U.S. jobs data stoked concerns that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as early as September, triggering profit-taking in exporters and other recent gainers. A weaker yen did little help to exporters, with Toyota Motor Corp falling 1.3 percent, Nissan...

  • TOKYO, June 8- The dollar held firm in early Asia on Monday, trading near 13- year highs against the yen after strong U.S. employment data bolstered expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve before year-end. U.S. nonfarm payrolls jumped 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, while payrolls for March and April were revised to show...

  • Japan's economy is 'doing relatively well': RBS Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Japan's economy is 'doing relatively well': RBS

    If Japan's economic growth continues to outperform like how it did in the first quarter, talks of further quantitative easing will fade away, says Greg Gibbs, head of APAC Markets Strategy at RBS.

  • Dollar-yen will 'creep' higher from here: Pro Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 7:47 PM ET
    Dollar-yen will 'creep' higher from here: Pro

    After trading rangebound for the past six months, dollar-yen is likely to move up on the back of a "cumulative impact of quantitative easing," says Greg Gibbs, head of APAC Markets Strategy at RBS.

  • *Dollar hits 13- year peak against yen of 125.740 yen. NEW YORK, June 5- The U.S. dollar rallied to a 13- year peak against the yen and rose sharply against the euro on Friday after data showing U.S. job growth accelerated in May, bolstering the case for an interest rate hike as early as September. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's trillion dollar pension fund expects the yen to remain weak against the dollar, meaning there is no immediate need for it to hedge against the risk of it turning stronger, the fund's head said on Friday. Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, said that since the United States is expected to raise interest rates...

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's trillion dollar pension fund sees no imminent need to consider hedging against the risk of a stronger yen because diverging U.S. and Japanese monetary policies will keep the yen weak against the dollar, the head of the fund said on Friday. Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, also said the world's biggest...

  • FOREX-Euro gains on yen but rally pauses against dollar Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 4- The euro's rally against the dollar took a breather on Thursday but it touched a fresh five-month high against the yen, after the head of the European Central Bank played down the impact of higher market rates and triggered a spike in German yields. Emerging from late-night talks with senior EU officials, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

  • Will dollar-yen move higher from here? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:13 PM ET
    Will dollar-yen move higher from here?

    Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at TIAA-CREF, examines the factors that may weaken the Japanese yen further and discusses whether currency is the only driver of the Nikkei 225 index.

  • SYDNEY, June 3- The U.S. dollar was broadly lower on Wednesday as hopes for progress in Greek debt talks and a huge spike in European yields combined to give the euro its biggest gain in three months. The euro was enjoying the view at $1.01150, having climbed 2 percent overnight, while the dollar lapsed back to 124.08 yen and away from a 12-1/ 2- year peak of 125.070.

  • TOKYO, June 2- The yen's slide to 12-1/ 2- year lows is a direct outcome of Japan's stimulative policies, but growing signs of discord among policymakers over its too rapid fall could erode support for "Abenomics." The finance ministry is voicing concerns about the pace of the declines even as the Bank of Japan remains focused on the benefits of a weak yen.

  • *Dollar pops above 125 yen for first time since late 2002. In Asian trading, the U.S. dollar rose above 125 yen for the first time since late 2002 before retreating. Australia's Reserve Bank said again on Tuesday it wanted the currency to weaken further.

  • TOKYO/ SYDNEY, June 2- The dollar scaled a fresh 12-1/ 2 year high against the yen on Tuesday, breaching a key threshold along the way as it extended a strong run after upbeat U.S. data. "The rise by the dollar against the yen has been steep but sentiment favors testing new highs rather than consolidating," said Kyosuke Suzuki, director of forex at Societe Generale in Tokyo.

  • *Gold dips as dollar climbs to 12-1/ 2- peak vs yen. SINGAPORE, June 2- Gold eased further below $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar climbed to a fresh 12-1/ 2- year peak against the yen and strong U.S. economic data supported expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. "The lack of follow through buying after clearing $1,200 is a worrying sign for the...

  • SEOUL, June 2- Hyundai Motor Co shares slid 9 percent to their lowest levels in nearly five years on Tuesday, hit by lacklustre sales in the United States and China and as a weakening yen against the won rekindled worries about exports. Hyundai Motor said its total vehicle sales were down 6.4 percent in May from a year earlier, while affiliate Kia Motors saw its sales...

  • *Dollar flirts with 125.00 yen, fresh highs in over 12 years. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, June 2- The dollar hovered at fresh 12-1/ 2 year highs against the yen on Tuesday, having extended a bullish run after upbeat U.S. data helped it crack tough resistance. The feeling in the market is to give 125 yen a try, "said Kyosuke Suzuki, director of forex at Societe Generale in Tokyo.

  • *USD flirts with 125.00 yen, fresh highs in over 12 years. "Despite the speed of the move, we are not looking to fade it- our end year target is still 132," said Elsa Lignos, senior currency strategist, at RBC Capital Markets. The euro eased to $1.0928, having fallen as low as $1.0887 overnight as it continued to retreat from last week's peak of $1.1006.

  • *Dollar hits 124.920 yen, highest since Dec. 2002. *Greece misses self-imposed deadline for reaching agreement. "There is an element of relief there," said Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at CitiFX in New York.

  • Greece misses self-imposed deadline for reaching agreement. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, June 1- The euro was on the defensive on Monday after Greece missed a self-imposed Sunday deadline for reaching an agreement with its lenders to unlock aid, keeping alive fears of a debt default. "There are now just four more sleeps until Friday, whereupon Greece will meet or miss its...